James Williams joined the cornet section of the band (then Tottenham Citadel) in 1944, whilst serving with the Band of Her Majesty’s Grenadier Guards. He set a remarkable record of consistency in his continuous service with the band as principal cornet, soloist, deputy bandmaster and bandmaster. Although finally relinquishing that position in October 2005, he still conducts the band when required in rehearsal and in Sunday services.
During his time as bandmaster, Enfield Citadel Band enhanced its reputation as one of the leading Salvation Army bands and became known throughout the world for the vitality of its music making. In 1995, he was awarded the Certificate of Exceptional Service in recognition of his service as bandmaster of Enfield Citadel Band.
World renowned as a cornet soloist, James has also been a member of the SP&S Band, conducted by Eric Ball, the Rosehill Band and the International Staff Band. He has travelled extensively as soloist, conductor and lecturer and has instructed at Salvation Army summer schools in Europe, North America and Australasia. For many years, he was involved in concert band teaching and conducting for a North London Education Authority.
James has also adjudicated at a number of the UK’s most prestigious band contests, including the British Open, and in 1997 he received the coveted Iles Medal in recognition of his long years of service to banding.
Bandmaster Williams was appointed MBE in Her Majesty the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Birthday Honours list in June 2002 in recognition of his service to the brass band movement and The Salvation Army.
Bandmaster James Williams was Promoted to Glory in June 2017.
Joined the band: February 1997
Previous Corps: Luton Temple
Position: Band Sergeant
Profession: Music teacher
Maurice joined the band in 1997 and has been principal cornet since 2010. He has been admitted Licentiate of Trinity College of Music, London (L.T.C.L) for Solo Performance Recital on Bb Cornet.
Maurice is married to Delia and is the brother of solo horn player, Hilton. All three of his brothers have been members of the band. His family originates from Newcastle Temple and he is a Newcastle United supporter.
Joined the band: October 2006
Previous Corps: None
Position: YP Band Leader
Profession: Musician, HM Forces
Simon graduated from the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall, in September 2008, gaining an award for best drill and deportment. He is now a member of the Band of the Grenadier Guards and plays with the band when his military duties allow. Simon is the grandson of former Bb Bass player Peter Moore. His hobbies include photography and jazz.
Joined the band: May 2004
Previous Corps: Chelmsford
Position: Band Librarian
Profession: Ambulance driver (retired from Local Government)
David is married to Pauline and their son Tim is the band’s soprano player. They also have a daughter, Rachel, and grandson, Alexander. David’s interests include football, cricket and driving his Rolls Royce.
Joined the band: September 1990
Previous Corps: None
Position: Corps Treasurer
Profession: Chartered Accountant
Richard is married to Nicola and has three children Bethany, Matthew and Imogen. His father, brother, two grandfathers and an uncle have all previously been members of the band. He is a keen Arsenal supporter and follower of the England cricket team.
Joined the band: October 1998
Previous Corps: Edmonton, Wood Green & Reading
Profession: Local Government Officer
Konrad is married to Mavis with three children, Luke, Adam and Rhianna. His interests include listening to all types of music and he is also a school governor. He is a keen sportsman (reluctantly of the armchair variety) and an avid Spurs supporter.
Joined the band: 1973
Previous Corps: Ipswich Citadel
Profession: Civil Servant
Garry originally joined the band in 1973 on Baritone before moving to Eb Bass in 1979. He left the band in 2005 but rejoined in 2009, initially on Bb Bass but has now taken a place back on the Eb Bass section. He is married to Susan and was YP Band Leader at Enfield for over 20 years. A number of his former band members now take their place in the senior band and others continuing their service in other Salvation Army corps in a variety of activities including one as a Corps Officer. Garry now manages the website and Facebook page on behalf of the band.
Outside of band activities he is a keen Ipswich Town supporter.
Joined the band: May 2010
Previous Corps: Stockton Citadel, Chatham, Croydon Citadel, Maidstone
Position: Band Secretary Administration
Profession: Police Officer
Jonathan initially joined the band in 2004 for a short period and then rejoined in 2010. He is married to Sarah, daughter of the band’s flugel horn player. He enjoys playing rugby, cycling and watching all sports except horse racing!